Vandalia Police Department is investigating a possible case of child abuse. In a release from the Vandalia Police Department, it states “On Thursday, February 18th at 2:10 pm Officers responded to a medical facility in Vandalia in reference to possible child abuse. The child in question is 3.5 months old. The child was transported to the Fayette County Hospital for treatment. Due to the seriousness of the injuries to the child we activated the Illinois Child Death Task Force.” The release goes on to state the Vandalia Police Department and the Child Death Investigation Task Force are actively investigating the incident. And, the release says they are working closely with the Fayette County State’s Attorney. And, it states they are working diligently to make sure we are able to collect as much factual information as possible. It goes on to state that “At the time of this release the child is still hospitalized. The Vandalia Police Department says they will release more information as it becomes available without jeopardizing the integrity of the investigation.